Dr. Kassem Kallas is a seasoned Research Scientist with expertise in the fields of Machine Learning (ML) and Artificial Intelligence (AI). He has a wealth of experience in applying these concepts to real-world problems. Dr. Kallas earned his Ph.D. in Information Engineering and Sciences from the University of Siena, Italy, where he focused on developing a Game-Theoretic approach for adversarial information fusion in distributed sensor networks within the field of
He has worked on a variety of projects, including ones funded by renowned institutions such as DARPA, Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) of the U.S. government, and the Italian Ministry of University and Research (MUR) to research adversarial deep learning and adversarial signal processing. He worked on applying deep learning to wireless communication systems at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), USA.
In addition to his academic and professional accomplishments, Dr. Kallas has gained valuable experience in the business and industrial sectors. He worked as an R&D scientist at ViDiTrust srl, where he focused on developing a cloud system that can perform image processing techniques and pattern recognition for anti-counterfeiting and multimedia retrieval. His industrial research experience has also provided him with expertise in software engineering.
Dr. Kallas is currently a research scientist at the French National Institute for Research in Digital Science and Technology (INRIA), where he continues to make significant contributions to the field. He has also been recognised for his achievements with the Best Paper Award at the Ninth International Conference on Advances in Multimedia (MMEDIA) in 2017.
He is a a Senior Member of IEEE and is part of the IEEE Young Professionals, IEEE Signal Processing Society, the European Association for Signal Processing (EURASIP), and Asia-Pacific Signal and Information Processing Association (APSIPA). In addition, he has been a reviewer at the IEEE WCNC’2016, IRACON-WS 2017, Inscrypt 2019 and iSES 2019 conferences and the IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security (TIFS), IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, EURASIP Journal on Information Security and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) journal of research. He has been a technical committee - PC member at the 51st International Carnahan Conference on Security Technology ICCST 2017, and a Session Chair for NGN and Network Management at IARIA Ninth International Conferences on Advances in Multimedia (MMEDIA), 2017. He also participated in the ITU AI/ML in 5G 2020 Challenge and proposed an AI-based solution to the problem statement ”Beam-Selection in Millimeter-Wave MIMO Systems”.
His research interests include Game-theoretic concepts for Adversarial Signal Processing, pattern recognition, and image processing for anti-counterfeiting applications, and Machine Learning security threats and defences. His diverse experiences and contributions make him a valuable asset to any team or organization.
In his spare time, Dr. Kallas volunteers as a mentor at IEEE Collabortec and as a Youth Volunteer at the Lebanese Red Cross. He is also pursuing an Executive Master of Business Administration (E-MBA) at Valar Institute at Quantic School of Business and Technology to further enhance his expertise in the field of business.